Station Map for the Occultation by (1777) Gehrels at Sunday, 2009 January 18 (~ 23:50 UT)
V-Magnitude of target star HIP 48177: 8.3 mag
Johnson B-V Colour Index: + 0.2
Spectral type A2
The UCAC2 gives a „pseudo-R magnitude“ of 8.6 mag
The max duration is expected to be 1.6 sec with a max drop of 6.6 mag.
The event will take place at an altitude of 52 deg and at azimuth 146 deg. The sun will be at an altitude of – 61 deg. (At predicted centre line for longitude E 10 deg)
There is a 1 sigma uncertainty interval of ± 2.26 path widths.
The probabilities to see a positive event:
Centre line: ~ 18 %
Path limits: ~ 17 %
1 sigma lines: ~ 8 %
2 sigma lines: ~ 1 %
(Calculation according to Raymond Dusser, E.A.O.N. Circular #10)
PLEASE REMEMBER: Predictions are sometimes wrong. Please observe even with a small probability.
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More information (coordinates, finder charts) at Steve Preston’s prediction:
Table of potential observing stations and cities with distance from center of predicted path (Derek C. Breit):
Good luck with your observation!